Asda Foundation Nottingham 10K hands a huge cash boost to local charities as thousands cross the finish line.
Charities across Nottinghamshire were handed a cash boost today as thousands of runners crossed the finish line of one of the region’s biggest 10Ks.
Smiles followed the miles in the third running of the Asda Foundation Nottingham 10K, which is expected to raise tens of thousands of pounds for a host of good causes.
Launched in 2016, the event has continued to grow in popularity and attract runners of all ages and abilities from the Nottinghamshire region and beyond.
With a flat and fast route starting and finishing Nottingham Rugby Football Club, many of those taking part were out for a pb. The attractive course took in Holme Pierrepont Country Park, home to the National Watersports Centre, where the field negotiated a timed lap of the Regatta Lake, before heading for home.
First across the finish line was Andrew Challenger in a time of 32mins 36secs. Samuel Barnes took second place in 33mins 40secs with Stephen Strange in third in 34mins 21secs.
Carolyn Hay was the first woman home in 40mins 7secs followed by Philippa Robinson who clocked 42mins 50secs for second spot and Rebecca Miller who took third in 43mins 7secs.
Many runners took on the challenge to support one or more of the event’s partner charities which were the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, MacMillan Cancer Support, Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, Rosie May Foundation, Equation, Nottingham Hospitals Charity, Notts County Football in the Community, Canaan Trust, My Sight Nottinghamshire and Treetops Hospice Care.
The race forms part of the legacy of the late Jane Tomlinson, an inspirational fundraiser who completed a series of gruelling challenges to raise nearly £2m despite battling incurable cancer.
Mandy Rivett, Asda Foundation co-ordinator, said: “Well done to everyone who completed today’s Asda Foundation Nottingham 10K. It was a great day for everyone involved and through their efforts the runners are supporting the work of some excellent causes.”
Tristan Batley-Kyle, Run for All’s head of events, said: “Thank you to everyone who helped make today’s run such a success. We are particularly indebted to the many volunteers whose contribution was vital in helping us to stage this popular charity road run.”
The race was supported by the title sponsor Asda Foundation, plus, Up & Running, Aftershokz, Arla Protein, Runderwear, Bananakick, Magenta Self Storage and Hertz.
It forms part of the Asda Foundation running series, which includes the Leicester 10K on Sunday 9th September.